“Startup Community” doc about Kitchener-Waterloo hits Indigogo

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario is probably known best for producing the BlackBerry smartphone and the Oktoberfest beer festival. Recently the region has been a hive for startups, most notedly the massive success of Communitech. Many tech companies have simply started with an idea and progressed towards selling for millions to a larger organization – think Desire2Learn, Sortable, Kik Messenger, or BufferBox.

A new documentary by filmaker Taylor Jackson called “Startup Community” is looking for backers on Indiegogo. The idea aims to go behind the scenes at several K-W startups to uncover “what makes Kitchener-Waterloo different.” Jackson states that they’ll be talking “to people that have helped local non-profits make their first $10,000, built multi-million dollar businesses from their parents’ basements, as well as the people behind 60 million hit YouTube videos.”

The cost of producing “Startup Community” is estimated to be $6,000, but they are looking to raise a minimum of $10,000 to $15,000 and enter it into various film festivals. As all projects on Indiegogo, there’s several ways you contribute. $8 gets your name in the credits, plus a movie pass. The prices increase in value towards becoming an official title sponsor at $8,000.

“There’s nothing better than making a living from something you love, and surrounding yourself with people who love the same thing. Here, entrepreneurs are all-in. Businesses are no longer a competition, it’s a compilation of ideas. So we’re going behind the scenes to see how our city has become a world technology leader… and why everyone is so damn happy to live here.”

Check it out here at Indiegogo

Ian Hardy

Ian Hardy

Been quietly creating and building things for years. Completely addicted to Tim Hortons and Maple Syrup.